For the past several months we’ve worked with many of you to call on the US Senate to pass the HEROES Act as an essential next step in aiding economic recovery from COVID19. This week, Mitch McConnell and company packed up and left Washington without passing a stimulus or aid package of any kind, and won’t be back until after Labor Day. Meanwhile Donald Trump’s executive orders on unemployment, evictions, and payroll taxes do barely anything, and are likely unconstitutional. Candidly, the situation is not good for public services and public workers.
Estimated revenue losses for state and local governments are in the hundreds of billions dollars in the near term, with the presumption that this will result in massive budget cuts – including layoffs and furloughs. The stakes for the public sector could not be higher.
Without significant federal action, we are in for a very challenging time. It’s absolutely urgent for us to mobilize to tell the US Senate that major aid money is needed for state and local governments, public services, and public employees. Please make calls using our 1-877-775-9294 hotline, which will connect you directly to your Senator.